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Profile America: Oatmeal Month Begins

Profile America: Oatmeal Month Begins

Monday, January 22nd. Many sumptuous foods get their day — or month — in the sun by way of some commemoration. But even very basic, traditional and unexciting foods get a salute. For example, this is National Oatmeal Month, recognizing […]

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Health Commissioner Mary Bassett and City Council Members announce sweeping legislation to curb smoking and tobacco usage. Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office

NYC Bans Women Smoking

Sunday, January 21st. You may think the aversion to smoking is a recent development, but the more things change, the more they resemble 1908. On this date that year, the New York City council passed an ordinance that made it […]

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Profile America: National Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists Week

Saturday, January 20th. Surgery has been practiced since the Stone Age, but the fearsome pain suffered by the patients of such procedures held back the practice for ages. This began to be resolved in the 19th century with the advent […]

by · January 20, 2018 · Profile America
Profile America: Hot Tea, Anyone?

Profile America: Hot Tea, Anyone?

Friday, January 19th. In the depths of winter, many Americans find soothing warmth in a cup of hot tea, be it herbal, ginseng, black, green or some exotic specialty blend. Lumped together, this appreciation of the brew underlies January’s National […]

by · January 19, 2018 · Profile America
Americans got their first glimpse of an x-ray machine on this date in 1896 in an exhibit in New York City.

Profile America: X-Ray Machine

Thursday, January 18th. The X-ray machine, the first medical imaging device, was invented in Europe in the late 19th century. Americans got their first glimpse of this medical marvel on this date in 1896 in an exhibit in New York […]

by · January 18, 2018 · History, Profile America, Technology
Profile America: Financial Wellness Month

Profile America: Financial Wellness Month

Tuesday, January 16th. January is Financial Wellness Month, appropriately timed to the confluence of New Year’s resolutions and holiday bills. It’s a time to set new goals for financial freedom and moderation in spending — for people to understand the […]

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Profile America: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday, January 15th. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would have been 89 years old today. The civil rights leader, minister, and recipient of the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize was born in 1929 and assassinated in 1968. Today is the national […]

by · January 15, 2018 · History, Holidays, Profile America
Profile America: Solar Power

Profile America: Solar Power

Sunday, January 14th. There’s been a lot of emphasis lately on making houses that are more energy efficient — with better insulation and windows that seal out heat and cold. Many feature the use of solar panels to capture the […]

by · January 14, 2018 · Energy, Profile America
Ron Blomberg,NY Yankees, was the American Leagues's first designated hitter (DH) on April 6, 1973.

Profile America: Designated Hitter

Thursday, January 11th. This date 45 years ago was a day that lives in infamy, at least among baseball purists. In 1973, the American League approved a three-year experiment with replacing pitchers in the batting order with a designated hitter […]

by · January 11, 2018 · Profile America, Sports
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Profile America: Women’s Suffrage

Wednesday, January 10th. Legislation to grant women the right to vote was first introduced on this date in 1878 when a California senator proposed the necessary constitutional amendment. It was buried in committee for years and defeated when finally put […]

by · January 10, 2018 · Profile America, Voting Rights, Women
Profile America: National Static Electricity Day

Profile America: National Static Electricity Day

Tuesday, January 9th. If you feel a special, hair-raising electricity in the air today, well that’s no wonder — it’s National Static Electricity Day. Static electricity is the result of an imbalance between negative and positive charges in an object. […]

by · January 9, 2018 · Profile America
Donald Trump: Presidential Address To Congress (State of The Union ...YouTube

Profile America: The First State of the Union

Monday, January 8th. On this date in 1790, President George Washington addressed a joint session of Congress to deliver the first State of the Union report, as required by the still young Constitution. The requirement didn’t demand a speech, and […]

by · January 8, 2018 · History, Profile America
Profile America: First Bank

Profile America: First Bank

Sunday, January 7th. During the Revolutionary War, the rebelling colonies and the Continental Congress were anything but too big to fail. To the contrary, finances were very spotty and precarious. To help put affairs in order and make credit available, […]

by · January 7, 2018 · History, Profile America
Happy New Year from the Folks at Profile America

Happy New Year from the Folks at Profile America

On Monday, some 326 million Americans of all ages and backgrounds greeted the year 2018. A hundred years ago, the nation’s population was just a bit over 103 million. Fifty years ago, it was around 200 million. The 2010 Census […]

by · January 6, 2018 · Census, Profile America
Congressman José E. Serrano stands in solidarity with members of 32BJ SEIU at a rally outside Bronx Borough Hall to demand fair wages and work benefits. (03/11/2015)

Profile America: Minimum Wage

Friday, January 5th. The business world was confronted with a new idea on this date in 1914. That’s when Henry Ford announced that he would reduce the workday from nine to eight hours, and pay his factory assembly line workers […]

by · January 5, 2018 · Profile America